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SCC COMMENT ON SCOTTISH UNEMPLOYMENT FIGURES

[ 14-05-2014 ]

Commenting on the release of official figures which show that Scottish unemployment fell by 18,000 in the three months to March, Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said:

“This is good news to hear that Scottish unemployment is falling. The overall figure shows that Scottish businesses are becoming more confident to invest in new talent for the growth of their company.

“However, digging deeper with these figures, we can see that males have experienced an increase in employment, but this is not the same case for women who experienced a fall in employment by 5,000. It is crucial that our businesses prioritise a diverse skills base to maximise the opportunities available to the Scottish economy.

“For our members, championing the necessity to grow and nurture our talent is a priority and by leading the national conversation on what the business needs are to rejuvenate Scotland’s talent, we can create a positive environment for Scottish businesses.”

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